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FLORA: THE ART OF PLANT EXPLORATION

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FLORA: THE ART OF PLANT EXPLORATION

FLORA: THE ART OF PLANT EXPLORATION

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Synopsis: FLORA: THE ART OF PLANT EXPLORATION

Through exquisite botanical paintings and insightful essays, Flora examines the fascinating history of plants and flowers. Over 20 plant families are profiled, including cacti, daffodils, iris, magnolia, roses, tulips and waterlilies. Flora at the same time tells the remarkable stories of the adventurous botanists who braved disease, slave traders, war, jungles and other dangers to collect plants now commonly grown in our own gardens. It describes how plants have adopted remarkable behaviours for survival in a variety of harsh habitats, and how, throughout history, they have affected our lives, even shaping societies. The seventeenth century spice trade, for example, was so profitable that stevedores who unloaded nutmeg from the boats had to wear coveralls without pockets as a single nutmeg was worth a fortune. The book contains hundreds of stunning colour illustrations selected from the vast collection of original botanical paintings archived at the Natural History Museum.

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ISBN 9780565093341
Weight 1.5
Publisher FRANCES LINCOLN
Language English

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Through exquisite botanical paintings and insightful essays, Flora examines the fascinating history of plants and flowers.

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KNAPP, SANDRA

about author

She is a botanist. She is Head of the Plants Division of the Natural History Museum, London. She oversaw the Flora Mesoamericana inventory of Central American plants. Knapp has a B.A. in botany from Pomona College (1978) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (1986). Her main research interest is "the megadiverse genus Solanum, which contains potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants and is one of only a handful of flowering plant genera with more than 1000 species".

She is a trustee of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and a member of the Advisory Board for National Geographic's Global Exploration Fund. In October 2014 she appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity.

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